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Spain star Ferran Torres shrugs off Barcelona rumours and insists he is happy at Man City

Spain star Ferran Torres shrugs off Barcelona ‘rumours’ and insists he is happy at Man City… earlier than joking ‘the one draw back is the climate’

  • Ferran Torres has been on Barcelona’s radar since bursting on to the senior stage
  • But Man City gained the race for his signature in 2020, forking out £20million
  • The ahead scored twice as Spain beat Italy 2-1 in Milan within the Nations League 
  • Torres thrived as a central striker, having performed most of his career as a winger











Ferran Torres has brushed off the rumours linking him to a transfer from Manchester City to Barcelona in January. 

Despite being extra at house on the wing, Torres is one of many solely choices Pep Guardiola can name on to play as an out-and-out striker this season.

Torres has managed 16 targets by way of 43 appearances, together with a Premier League hat-trick, in his Citizens career and additionally has bagged 12 targets by way of 21 outings for Spain. 

Spain worldwide Ferran Torres has brushed off the rumours linking him to a Barcelona transfer

And the 21-year-old’s ending high quality was on show as soon as once more throughout worldwide responsibility earlier this week.

Torres scored a brace with deadly execution to safe Luis Enrique’s Seleccion a 2-1 win over Euros champions Italy within the Nations League semi-finals. 

The Spaniard has been on on the radars of Barcelona and Real Madrid since bursting onto the senior stage at Valencia. 

The 21-year-old guided home a right-footed volley expertly to open the scoring for Spain

The 21-year-old guided house a right-footed volley expertly to open the scoring for Spain

The forward's header left Gianluigi Donnarumma stranded for Spain's second goal in Milan

The ahead’s header left Gianluigi Donnarumma stranded for Spain’s second aim in Milan

El Clasico rivals had been unable to do a deal when a big-money transfer was made in 2020, as City gained the race, investing round £20million so as to add him to their attacking squad.

But his progress underneath Guardiola has now led to a shock January mortgage transfer to Barcelona being mooted. 

However, the ahead is studying little in to the hyperlinks, telling Radioestadio noche: ‘There are all the time rumours, a thousand come out on daily basis.’

Torres (No 11) is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his second for Spain against Italy

Torres (No 11) is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his second for Spain towards Italy

He added on his expertise in England: ‘Now I’m having fun with with the ability to exit extra to see Manchester, it is a metropolis by which there are issues to do. The solely draw back I’d put is the climate.’

Against Italy, Torres confirmed he is able to stretching the defence in behind, in addition to linking the play along with his neat touches. His tempo scares defenders and he has a striker’s intuition for locating the suitable areas within the field.   

Guardiola has noticed this, and used Torres up entrance for the primary six matches of the season. They included consecutive defeats to open up towards Leicester within the Community Shield and Tottenham within the Premier League, but additionally noticed two 5-0 wins over Norwich and Arsenal and Torres internet twice as he grew into the position.

Torres celebrates one of his two goals scored against Arsenal in a 5-0 win earlier this season

Torres celebrates one in all his two targets scored towards Arsenal in a 5-0 win earlier this season

But surprisingly, he has began simply as soon as in 5 matches since – and that was in a much-weakened group to face Wycombe within the Carabao Cup. He scored in that match, however Guardiola has most popular Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish or Phil Foden within the false 9 position not too long ago.

Amid the competitors to interrupt into City’s jam-packed assault, Torres could possibly be struggling one other minor setback.  

He has been a slight doubt for the ultimate towards France on Sunday after choosing up a knock and limping off the pitch towards Spain. 

But brimming with confidence, Torres insisted a slight knock is not going to maintain him again. 

‘The foot is progressing nicely. It is time to cope with the physios for Sunday. I’m a warrior, I’ll play within the remaining no matter,’ he stated when requested for an harm replace.

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